KSS Architects

We believe that great architecture can create meaningful + lasting change for our clients, our society, and our world
KSS Architects opens office in New York City“Surreal Streetscapes” manipulates the street fabric with visual effects that transform the atmosphere from mundane hardscape ➡️ lush garden 🌿  When we shift our perspective, triggering imagination and creative...We’re still basking in the glow of our Golden Cone Award win from last year’s (PARK)ing day. Come see this year’s #PARKingDAYPHL installation—Surreal Streetscapes—tomorrow from 9 to 4 on Walnut Street between 6th &...An exemplary career, an extraordinary leader. KSS Principal Sheila Nall is retiring after 45 years, the past 21 of which we have been lucky enough to have her as a vital member of our KSS family 🧡  A full Q&A with...Here’s the scoop—The Barbara Walters Campus Center at Sarah Lawrence College is officially open! The BWCC welcomed new students last week, marking the beginning of the 2019-2020 academic year. The 35,000-square-foot...We can’t wait to be back in Bay Head, NJ this weekend for our 2019 Summer Party! It’s shore to be a weekend filled with delicious food, good conversation, and lots of fun activities with our KSS family. 🌊🐚☀️ #tbt  ...Can I get an “S” for school spirit? 🙌🏼 KSSers are all about sporting their pride for National College Colors Day! #collegecolorsday #casualfriday #miamiuniversity #nyu #tcnj #viginiatech #scadCongratulations to KSS’s Bri Dazio for achieving her WELL AP credential! ✅ For Bri, “Being a WELL AP allowed me to expand my knowledge base and to learn that my lofty goal of making a difference is possible. WELL...Opportunity zone developments have found a new star tenant: co-working spaces. A recent @nytimes piece contemplates the relationship, noting that developers have found that co-working spaces act as “centers of...KSS Architects#mondaymood 💃 courtesy of the #GRAMMYMuseumExp at the @prucenter & inspired by the @vmas taking place in #Newark tonight! Fingers crossed our design of this 10,000-square-foot experiential exhibit space wins a ...Tilt-up titan 10Edison is now under construction! 🚧 @rockefellergroup broke ground this week on the 900,000-square-foot distribution center designed by KSS Architects. This spec project—one of only a few projects in...#TGIT got your Friday after work plans yet?  #almostfriday #KSShappyhoursLandscaping has begun at our Barbara Walters Campus Center! @sarahlawrencecollege #construction #update  Thanks for the share! @slcprezDistinguishing old from new featuring our NAI Hanson office building renovation! Swipe ➡️for before pic #TransformationTuesday #industrial #architecture #glowup #renovationKSS is on the move! 📦 It’s moving day for our Philadelphia employees who are settling into KSS’s newly renovated office space in the Public Ledger Building.  #officemove #officerenovation #workplace

We Design to Inspire and Delight

Great places bring out the best in us, stir us to aspire to greater heights.  Great design can make a place unforgettable, bring it life with personality, energy, and promise. 

We create places that are gracious in context, and iconic to our clients’ communities.  We design for impact, bringing to life innovative places of learning, commerce and community. 

Innovating in the Intersections

KSS is relentless, fearless in imagining what places can be and how they can function. Yesterday’s solutions can not solve today’s challenges.

We embrace developing the new place that straddles building archetypes, unlocking the potential within the complex program or the challenging context.

🍦am I right or am I right? #ICYMI . @3form.newjersey @lexyliciousnjCongratulations Paul! KSS is thrilled the ACE Mentor Program of New Jersey has awarded one of our ACE students an academic scholarship to support his mechanical engineering studies at TCNJ. Special shout out to...Introducing our KSS #summer #interns! We are excited to have these enthusiastic young professionals join us in our mission to energize communities and connect people to place. At KSS we mentor and encourage our...KSS celebrated alongside Lester Long, founder of South Bronx Classical charter schools, and many other stakeholders at yesterday’s #groundbreaking for Classical Charter School at 757 Concourse Village! Our design...KSS cares about its community. See how we reinvigorated a local office building for the tenants at 214 Carnegie Center, a space designed to foster future success with an interior that promotes productivity,...We’re reminiscing about this #reslife revamp at @setonhall’s Aquinas Hall. KSS helped the University address an on-campus housing shortage of while repositioning this existing residence hall to provide a better...

From Guidance Comes Greatness

Our ideation process is singular in the architecture profession. We are inclusive in our collaborative imagining, and deft in consensus-building. We think like owners, stewarding all resources to the greatest benefit.

Our clients trust us to lead them. And we trust our clients, involving them completely and collaboratively in a uniquely transparent process.

On the job at @sarahlawrencecollege for a “boulder ballet!” Master craftsmen facilitated the move of several boulders dug up from the site of the Barbara Walters Campus Center. Soon these repurposed beauties will...Being a kid today can be stressful—schedules packed with extracurriculars, constant social media updates, 24/7 access to the news. Rates of anxiety and depression are rising, particularly in young people, and so are...
We are connected by a common passion to make our clients successful through great design
“Surreal Streetscapes” manipulates the street fabric with visual effects that transform the atmosphere from mundane hardscape ➡️ lush garden 🌿  When we shift our perspective, triggering imagination and creative...We’re still basking in the glow of our Golden Cone Award win from last year’s (PARK)ing day. Come see this year’s #PARKingDAYPHL installation—Surreal Streetscapes—tomorrow from 9 to 4 on Walnut Street between 6th &...An exemplary career, an extraordinary leader. KSS Principal Sheila Nall is retiring after 45 years, the past 21 of which we have been lucky enough to have her as a vital member of our KSS family 🧡  A full Q&A with...Here’s the scoop—The Barbara Walters Campus Center at Sarah Lawrence College is officially open! The BWCC welcomed new students last week, marking the beginning of the 2019-2020 academic year. The 35,000-square-foot...We can’t wait to be back in Bay Head, NJ this weekend for our 2019 Summer Party! It’s shore to be a weekend filled with delicious food, good conversation, and lots of fun activities with our KSS family. 🌊🐚☀️ #tbt  ...Can I get an “S” for school spirit? 🙌🏼 KSSers are all about sporting their pride for National College Colors Day! #collegecolorsday #casualfriday #miamiuniversity #nyu #tcnj #viginiatech #scadCongratulations to KSS’s Bri Dazio for achieving her WELL AP credential! ✅ For Bri, “Being a WELL AP allowed me to expand my knowledge base and to learn that my lofty goal of making a difference is possible. WELL...Opportunity zone developments have found a new star tenant: co-working spaces. A recent @nytimes piece contemplates the relationship, noting that developers have found that co-working spaces act as “centers of...#mondaymood 💃 courtesy of the #GRAMMYMuseumExp at the @prucenter & inspired by the @vmas taking place in #Newark tonight! Fingers crossed our design of this 10,000-square-foot experiential exhibit space wins a ...Tilt-up titan 10Edison is now under construction! 🚧 @rockefellergroup broke ground this week on the 900,000-square-foot distribution center designed by KSS Architects. This spec project—one of only a few projects in...#TGIT got your Friday after work plans yet?  #almostfriday #KSShappyhoursLandscaping has begun at our Barbara Walters Campus Center! @sarahlawrencecollege #construction #update  Thanks for the share! @slcprezDistinguishing old from new featuring our NAI Hanson office building renovation! Swipe ➡️for before pic #TransformationTuesday #industrial #architecture #glowup #renovationKSS is on the move! 📦 It’s moving day for our Philadelphia employees who are settling into KSS’s newly renovated office space in the Public Ledger Building.  #officemove #officerenovation #workplace🍦am I right or am I right? #ICYMI . @3form.newjersey @lexyliciousnjCongratulations Paul! KSS is thrilled the ACE Mentor Program of New Jersey has awarded one of our ACE students an academic scholarship to support his mechanical engineering studies at TCNJ. Special shout out to...Introducing our KSS #summer #interns! We are excited to have these enthusiastic young professionals join us in our mission to energize communities and connect people to place. At KSS we mentor and encourage our...KSS celebrated alongside Lester Long, founder of South Bronx Classical charter schools, and many other stakeholders at yesterday’s #groundbreaking for Classical Charter School at 757 Concourse Village! Our design...KSS cares about its community. See how we reinvigorated a local office building for the tenants at 214 Carnegie Center, a space designed to foster future success with an interior that promotes productivity,...We’re reminiscing about this #reslife revamp at @setonhall’s Aquinas Hall. KSS helped the University address an on-campus housing shortage of while repositioning this existing residence hall to provide a better...On the job at @sarahlawrencecollege for a “boulder ballet!” Master craftsmen facilitated the move of several boulders dug up from the site of the Barbara Walters Campus Center. Soon these repurposed beauties will...Being a kid today can be stressful—schedules packed with extracurriculars, constant social media updates, 24/7 access to the news. Rates of anxiety and depression are rising, particularly in young people, and so are...Happy #ThrowbackThursday! We’re taking a look back at the sustainability solutions we put in place at @stocktonuniversity’s LEED Gold Campus Center. From responsible site selection🌲 to stormwater management 💦 to...KSS journeyed to the Golden State for I.CON West to lead an interactive workshop on industrial urban solutions. Partnered with @waremalcomb and @dpsdesign , KSS conceptualized a solution for a struggling industrial...Breaking ground (in more ways than one) • @rutgersu broke ground on a new facility for the Rutgers Center for Adult Autism Services (RCAAS), designed by KSS. The Center, the first of its kind at a higher education...The show will go on! @sarahlawrencecollege’s Remy Theatre is officially open! 🎭 This is the second home for the marble amphitheater, which was built in the 1930s by architect and sculptor Horton O’Neil at his home...Fusing automation into the workplace⚙️💼 . Witness the elegant combination of @alliedbeveragenj corporate needs and logistics technology 📦 that fosters a tailored workplace environment and sustainably powered...We design for impact—what’s more impactful than fighting climate change? KSS has joined the 2030 Commitment, the AIA’s framework for transforming the practice of architecture to ensure all new buildings,...Form + function ✅ 125 North embraces its angular site—mimicking the severity of its southeastern edge in a dramatic glass corner—without compromising on functionality. The corner houses office space, leaving the...Visionary pragmatist • Sven Schroeter, AIA NCARB has joined KSS Architects as Director of Interior Architecture in Philadelphia. Sven brings to KSS experience and perspective that complement our firm’s focus on...Congratulations, @spectrumnewsgo ! Thank you for featuring our very own @bancroftorg campus in Mt. Laurel and KSS Partner, Merilee Meacock, in an inspiring video and broadening awareness of how to design spaces for...Designed to offer variety and choice—ELS is a language school crafted to enable students to make its space their own. Take a minute to glance through this vibrant institution!  Interior photography by ...SPOTLIGHT: KSS Partners Merilee Meacock and Pamela Rew are featured by the NYREJ covering 2019 Women in Real Estate: Building Services 📰 Each expands on their perspectives on various trends and topics in the...Field trip! KSS recently got out of the office for a trip to McGrory Glass’s solar-powered warehouse and showroom where we experienced in-person the latest and greatest in architectural and decorative glass. Thank...What does KSS have brewing in the Bronx? —A new charter school is about to emerge. One that nods toward history in a modern fashion.  Here’s a glimpse into Classical Charter at 757 Concourse Village. Our...April is #WorldAutismMonth. We’re joining @autismspeaks in pledging to increase global understanding and acceptance of people with autism.  At KSS, we are passionate about designing more inclusive environments...Carlisle has struck gold! Liberty at Middlesex has achieved LEED Gold certification 🏆 This 805,000sf distribution center blends the client’s needs with the aesthetic of rural central Pennsylvania resulting in a 40’...Peer into City National Bank in Newark to see how KSS tailored the historic Hahne & Co. Building into a #workplace designed for a forward-thinking financial enterprise! . Photography by @edwardcarusophoto  #newark ...Congratulations to our very own Becker Raab for achieving his #architecture license! He is a go-getter who leads by example and a thoughtful designer. Becker’s enthusiasm is contagious—an absolute delight to work...On the Rise • Congratulations to KSS’s Jordan Mrazik, whose professional and personal work is featured in the Center for Architecture + Design’s “On The Rise: Emerging Firms + Young Architects” exhibition. ...Pennovation houses amazing startups like Aro Biotherapeutics who recently raised $13M to develop a next generation protein drug platform for life-threatening diseases like cancer! #pennovationproud . Check out ...Congratulations to our very own Harrison Werner for receiving his #architecture license! His dedication toward overcoming architectural design challenges and collaborating with clients only scratches the surface to...A Sarah Lawrence construction update from the president herself! @slcprez Thanks for the share! - - - - - - Fabulous progress on the Barbara Walters Campus Center as windows are installed and the stairs that will...The Big Apple. The Empire City. KSS is proud to announce that we have officially opened a location in New York City. With an ever-expanding portfolio of work in New York City—from the cutting-edge multi-story urban...Congratulations to four KSS employees on their promotion! The elevation of Kyle Rendall to Director of Construction Administration and Kaitie Gillespie, Rocky McClure, and Jordan Mrazik to Associate reflects each..."Innovation is taking a risk to pursue something better" - @bethcomstock  KSS Partner Petar Mattioni spoke alongside Comstock and other regional experts in innovation at last month’s @artsbizphl’s ...All topped off: The final piece of structural steel was placed atop the Barbara Walters Campus Center at @sarahlawrencecollege, a milestone in the progress of the 34,800 sf center. Students from the Class of 2019...New KSS stickers always bring good news. Stay tuned! . . . Thanks to @chmuraj for the share!KSS Architects achieves WBE Certification! Now formally recognized as a Women Business Enterprise (WBE), KSS Architects demonstrates a 38-year legacy of advancing the impact of architecture and design.  We are proud...We’re proud to announce that the Brower Student Center at The College of New Jersey has won a Distinguished Engineering Award from the New Jersey Alliance For Action. Thanks to the collaborative efforts from the...What a lovely day for a photoshoot at @setonhall!  Positioned at the main entrance to provide a welcoming first impression to prospective students and their families, Bethany Hall’s structure complements this...Our very own “Warehouse Pro” Ed Klimek was recently featured in an article, “24 Warehouse Pros Reveal the Important Aspects to Consider When Designing & Laying Out a Warehouse.” Ed shared his key considerations for...KSS’s “Just Another Philly Beer Garden” recently won a coveted Golden Cone Award for “Best-Designed Interactive Parklet” at this year’s Park(ing) Day PHL. Inspired by the playful atmosphere of beer gardens, our team...KSS created “Just Another Philly Beer Garden” for PARKing Day 2018.  The beer garden has become part of Philadelphia’s summer landscape - a place of social interaction with a playful atmosphere. Using the essential...KSS recently welcomed four business and architecture entrepreneurs from Africa who engaged with our design leaders to discuss the different approaches to business management in the AEC industry.  Check out our...#Biophilic #design is a powerful tool for transforming the learning environment for students with #autism—KSS Partner, Merilee Meacock shares how and why these design considerations resonate with the students at the...We are excited to welcome Angelo Capobianco, Jingwen Luo, Mariela Hernandez, Madison Murray, Katie Giminaro and Peter Maffei (left to right) to the team as part of our Summer Internship program! KSS is a home to...Famed as the former Whitestone Multiplex Cinemas site, 2505 Bruckner Blvd still can’t avoid stardom! The multi-story property in the #Bronx will play a leading role in urban logistics as “the new face of this...KSS efforts go beyond designing for communities—we initiate conversations about design to inspire the future generation. Check out our blog covering our Philly office mentoring local high school students as part of...Don't miss out on #innovation at AIA '18! Learn how #architecture enables innovation and stewards community transformations. Join us in #NYC and engage with leaders from KSS Architects, @hollwichkushner and @uofpenn...Where's the fun in always being bogged down at your desk? KSS took to the streets of #Philadelphia for a Material "Pub Crawl" to some of Philly's prestigious tile showrooms!  Thank you @daltile @gardenstatetile and ...Our firm is overjoyed that the month of May is dedicated to celebrating #preservation! KSS cares about the relationships people have with places, and sensitivity to the historic integrity of a building is one method...Discover why KSS explored #biophilic #design for the newly opened Bancroft Mount Laurel campus while reading what KSS Partner, Merilee Meacock, AIA, PP, LEED AP, says about our approach to a design scheme that...Feed your industrial chic addiction with the offices we designed for BioVid! See how KSS supported the adaptive reuse of a 19th century mill into one of 2017’s coolest places to work in the Philadelphia area.  Check...One of our architects is starting off 2018 in a big way!  A huge congratulations to Kyle Rendall for his appointment to Fire Chief of Princeton! We're so proud of you!  Full article: http://bit.ly/KSS-Kyle-Rendall...Peace on Earth. Happiest of holidays from all of us at KSS Architects! — The design for Bancroft's new campus expresses the human value and dignity of each individual, celebrating neurodiversity & inclusivity....

We Are United by Design

We believe that design can only achieve greatness when built upon human relationships.

Trust—between client and their community, between architect and their client—rises from accountability. Within that trust we design places that facilitate and celebrate interwoven relationships, creating rich and rewarding communities.

Happy #ThrowbackThursday! We’re taking a look back at the sustainability solutions we put in place at @stocktonuniversity’s LEED Gold Campus Center. From responsible site selection🌲 to stormwater management 💦 to...KSS journeyed to the Golden State for I.CON West to lead an interactive workshop on industrial urban solutions. Partnered with @waremalcomb and @dpsdesign , KSS conceptualized a solution for a struggling industrial...Breaking ground (in more ways than one) • @rutgersu broke ground on a new facility for the Rutgers Center for Adult Autism Services (RCAAS), designed by KSS. The Center, the first of its kind at a higher education...